CENTER-TBI has an important emphasis on education, as part of its plan of activity. We wish to stimulate knowledge, participation and expertise of young investigators in the field of TBI. The unique worldwide international collaborations between top level institutes which are developed within the context of CENTER-TBI, provide unique opportunities to further this aim. During the analysis phase of CENTER-TBI (year 3-6 of the project) exchange programs and fellowships will be implemented. In the first year of the project (October 2013 – October 2014) we have used our funds to leverage the following training and travelling scholarships :

CENTER-TBI training in Systematic reviews

CENTER-TBI, as part of its package of knowledge transfer, has conducted a course on Systematic Review training which was organized as part of WP 18, by Monash University, at the Investigators Meeting in Budapest (March 2014). Anneliese Synnot and colleagues from Monash, undertook a detailed training three day training of seventeen young neurotrauma researchers on a range of preselected topics. This training has been extremely fruitful, and the topics that formed the basis of the training are now being pursued as formal systematic reviews, some of which will be deliverables within the CENTER-TBI project. The success of this training motivates repeat courses which will also be opened to TBI researches outside of the CENTER-TBI project.

The CENTER-TBI–EBIC Conference scholarships for prize winning presenters at the 14th International Neuro Trauma Society Symposium in Budapest

CENTER-TBI, in conjunction with the European Brain Injury Consortium, wished to support young neurotrauma researchers attending this Symposium. Following discussion with the INTS organizers, we were successful in establishing two travel scholarships of USD 500 for the highest rated abstracts accepted for the meeting. We are exploring arranging for similar scholarship programs for subsequent INTS symposia (the next INTS is planned for 2016 in South Africa).

Future educational activities

  • Repeat course on Systematic reviews
  • Travel and conference scholarships
  • Exchange programs
  • Scholarships

Quote Aristotle : “he who sees things grow from the beginning will have the best view of them”